sharing in governance of extractive industries
Deadline to Apply: Jan 31st, 2017
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||18d 5h 51m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||250 working days over a period of 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||250 working days over a period of 12 months|
GOXI (www.goxi.org) is a standing online forum for innovation and collaboration across stakeholder groups, countries and initiatives that aims to strengthening governance of the extractives sector. GOXI is used by more than 3000 practitioners from 100 countries, ranging from government, the private sector, civil society and think tanks. GOXI is designed to, among other things: enable substantive discussions; share opinions, information, new research and events; connect people working on extractive industry issues and dealing with similar challenges; learn what is happening globally in governance of the sector; find jobs; and announce initiatives and seek collaboration to make them happen.
GOXI was launched by the World Bank (WB) in 2009, and in 2013 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined as a co-convener.
GOXI is among the largest existing networks of practitioners interested in extractive industry governance. It is a trusted source of knowledge, experiences, learning and connections in the sector and a rich platform for dialogue and exchange of practical experiences, policy and lessons learned. GOXI is curating knowledge and helping users access relevant information and best practices, not only through online exchanges, but also through face-to-face learning events. However, GOXI has the potential to do more to support knowledge exchange and learning and to play a connector role. The vision is to become a go-to hub on extractive sector governance.
Conflict prevention – Governance of extractive industry in fragile and conflict-affected areas:
As one of the largest multi-stakeholder networks focused on extractive governance, GOXI is well positioned to contribute to the body of knowledge and discussion around mitigation of extractive industry related conflicts, especially in fragile and conflict-affected resource rich countries. Developing a specific thematic focus on conflict prevention on the GOXI platform will also contribute to increase awareness and knowledge of this particular field.
By enhancing knowledge about governance of extractives in conflict-affected environments and mitigating extractive industry related conflicts, the overall aim is to enhance development outcomes from resource extraction in fragile states and emerging producer countries. Equipping practitioners and organizations active in this area with expertise, tools, knowledge about key approaches and networks will enable them to more quickly and strategically address extractive related conflict risks and improve natural resource governance in conflict affected resource rich countries.
Based on this, UNDP is seeking a consultant who would function as the main GOXI Community Facilitator. The consultant would support daily management and development of content on GOXI, including the facilitation of online discussions, with an emphasis on extractive industry and conflict.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The Consultant will support GOXI’s conveners and work closely with GOXI’s Community Manager in further developing the overall GOXI community of practice. The Consultant will primarily support the community as a facilitator and in the implementation of GOXI activities and tasks related to knowledge management with a particular emphasis on extractive industries and conflict related issues. The consultant will be supervised by the UNDP Advisor on Extractive Industries, based in New York.
The consultant will be expected to develop an in-depth understanding of user needs in order to:
Support the implementation of GOXI Knowledge Management activities:
Support knowledge exchange, learning and e-discussions:
Support consultations, dissemination and engagement:
Promote GOXI and knowledge of GOXI, through organizing networking events or participating in events in order to advocate and mobilize participation on Goxi.
Deliverables Output Due date
Deliverable 1 Establish online GOXI Group focused on extractive industries and conflict, including identification and invitation of relevant experts in the field and establishment of initial e-library of relevant resources. June 15, 2017
Deliverable 2 Facilitation of min. three knowledge discussions on topics relevant to prevention of extractive industries related conflict December 15, 2017
Deliverable 3 Ongoing support to relevant consultations, knowledge management and dissemination based on identified demand from GOXI members and partners. February 15, 2018
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (700 points):
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Last updated by Norma Garza Jan 14, 2017.